Choose a luxury hotel in Aix-en-Provence with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and immerse yourself in this sophisticated city of 101 fountains, elegant boulevards and lively café terraces. Discover what inspired native son Paul Cézanne to paint some of the most evocative and enduring images of Provence.
Luxury things to do in Aix-en-Provence
Stroll under the shade of the plane trees lining the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence’s refined magnet for people-watchers. Let a personal guide take you on a tour of the ancient streets of Viel Aix to discover Cézanne’s old haunts, finishing at the artist’s studio just outside the ramparts. Celebrate the long summer season of festivals with VIP tickets to an opera or dance event.
Luxury shopping in Aix-en-Provence
The jumble of narrow streets in Viel Aix invites a slow amble through the luxury boutiques of Agnès b, Sonia Rykiel and Yves Saint Laurent. Search for antiques and bric-a-brac within the 17th-century mansions of the Mazarin quarter. Eagle-eyed collectors of rare books can hunt for first editions in the tiny bookshops tucked into the squares of the old town.
The sunny flavours of Provence get a luxurious twist in the cluster of restaurants in Viel Aix. Try a veal burger made from Camargue beef, or savour the Mediterranean aroma of tapenade ravioli. Do a taste test of peppery provençal olive oil, or pick up a stylish box of calissons, Aix-en-Provence’s gourmet confectionery made from sweet almonds. The daily food markets are a riot of colour and tempt you with the freshest produce from Provence’s countryside.
Book your luxury hotel in Aix-en-Provence with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and lose yourself in historic streets and hidden squares. Enjoy the tranquillity of luscious gardens surrounding an 18th-century country house hotel.